I think there's a common misconception about authors. It's something I'm guilty of when it comes to my favorite authors, even though I should know better.
So what am I talking about? We assume authors are static. The books they produce are products of a static mind and a person who lives a stable, predictable life. I doubt anyone actually believes that if they think about it, yet my point is that most of us don't think about it. Hate at First Sight, for me, is the book tha
First thing's first, if you haven't already grabbed it, you can find Baby for the Brute here. The longer I spend writing full-time, the more I realize how my memory of life is framed by which books I was working on. I remember having just published Rebel Pax (on my very first pen name, Elyssa Ebbott) while I was recovering after giving birth to my first daughter and I was still in the hospital bed. I remember I was writing "His" some mornings during my planning period or whil
Baby for the Beast just went live a couple days ago at the time of my writing, and I thought it'd be as good as a time as any to dive into the story behind the book. I'll start with the basics and then toward the end of the post I'll dive into some of the more nitty-gritty author-world decisions that went into the book as well.
Baby for the Beast is a mafia hostage romance at heart. For whatever reason, I've been drawn to the hostage dynamic of a relationship several times